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The Resource The legendary biographies of Tamerlane : Islam and heroic apocrypha in Central Asia, Ron Sela, (electronic resource)

The legendary biographies of Tamerlane : Islam and heroic apocrypha in Central Asia, Ron Sela, (electronic resource)

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The legendary biographies of Tamerlane : Islam and heroic apocrypha in Central Asia
Title
The legendary biographies of Tamerlane
Title remainder
Islam and heroic apocrypha in Central Asia
Statement of responsibility
Ron Sela
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Subject
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Language
eng
Summary
Timur (or Tamerlane) is famous as the fourteenth-century conqueror of much of Central Eurasia and the founder of the Timurid dynasty. His reputation lived on in his native lands and reappeared some three centuries after his death in the form of fictional biographies, authored anonymously in Persian and Turkic. These biographies have become part of popular culture. Despite a direct continuity in their production from the eighteenth century to the present, they remain virtually unknown to people outside the region. This remarkable and rigorous scholarly appraisal of the legendary biographies of Tamerlane is the first of its kind in any language. The book sheds light not only on the character of Tamerlane and how he was remembered and championed by many generations after his demise, but also on the era in which the biographies were written and how they were conceived and received by the local populace during an age of crisis in their own history.--
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Sela, Ron
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
  • Cambridge studies in Islamic civilization
  • Cambridge Social Sciences eBooks
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  • Timur
  • Timur
  • Timur
  • Timur
  • Biography
  • Biography as a literary form
  • Popular culture
  • Heroes in literature
  • Islam and literature
  • Asia, Central
Label
The legendary biographies of Tamerlane : Islam and heroic apocrypha in Central Asia, Ron Sela, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511977343
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Publication
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online resource
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rdacarrier
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text
Content type code
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rdacontent
Contents
The origins and usages of Tīmūr's heroic apocrypha -- Tīmūr's birth and childhood -- Youth -- Inauguration and kingship -- Premonitions -- Central Asia in turmoil, 1700-1750
Control code
CR9780511977343
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvii, 164 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9780511977343
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)726734751
Label
The legendary biographies of Tamerlane : Islam and heroic apocrypha in Central Asia, Ron Sela, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511977343
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The origins and usages of Tīmūr's heroic apocrypha -- Tīmūr's birth and childhood -- Youth -- Inauguration and kingship -- Premonitions -- Central Asia in turmoil, 1700-1750
Control code
CR9780511977343
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvii, 164 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9780511977343
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)726734751

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